Patent Awarded for Conversion of Marcellus Gas Well Wastewater
Timothy Keister, chief chemist at ProChemTech International, certified water technologist and Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, received U.S. patent, #9,580,343, for conversion of Marcellus gas well production and flow back wastewaters into salable chemical products.
Conversion of these wastewaters into salable chemical products – barite, sodium chloride and calcium chloride solution – is the most economical means for disposal in an environmentally safe manner. There are three sites currently under consideration for facilities that will utilize this technology. Each facility will cost approximately $15 to $20 million and create about 30 to 40 jobs.
This was Keister’s 11th U.S. patent.